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Powerboat Cruising Group June Trip Report

Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 June 2018: Little Ship Club – Cruise Captains Mick & Jenny Atkinson, aboard North Light

Little Ship Club welcomed the Powerboat Cruising Group for a great weekend at their little ‘piece of paradise’ on the eastern side of Moreton Bay. 6 boats got away early for the weekend arriving on Friday afternoon. Saturday morning was a beautiful Queensland winters day with blue sky and calm sea. We managed to raft 10 boats to the pontoon and 1 on a Swing Mooring.

After lunch at the Club, the group explored the Dunwich Cemetery using the Cemetery trail information from Redland City Council. The Dunwich Cemetery is second oldest cemetery associated with European settlement in Queensland containing some fascinating histories of North Stradbroke Island.

Whilst following the Cemetery trail, we came across a relative of the seven generations buried here, she shared more history of the island including the wonderful life she had growing up on Stradbroke.

Back to Little Ship Club for a lawn game called Klopp. The Cruise Captain had promised a Ute full of drinks for the winning team. No one seemed disappointed when they saw the ute was a small cardboard cut-out containing only 4 party shot drinks. The 1st round winners were the crew from Rous Explorer, 2nd round was Lady Penelope.
Sundowners on the pontoon was followed by a sensational dinner at the club. Finishing a great day with a nightcap on the back of North Light.

Some of the group headed off early on Sunday morning to avoid the westerly coming through while those remaining all contributed something for a group breakfast. First time participants Edgar & Lyndal invited us to their scenic home on the hill at Dunwich for morning tea.

Cruise Captains Mick & Jenny Atkinson would like to thank all 31 participants for their great company over the weekend and a special thanks to Past Commodore Denis and Anita Land for North Light and Edgar & Lyndall for morning tea.